California, Oregon, and Washington – As the skies turned red and orange from wildfires, hundreds of thousands of people in California and Oregon were forced to evacuate their homes earlier this month. The entire West Coast has been devastated by extensive, deadly wildfires, some human-made and others for environmental reasons.
At our publication time, over 35 people have died as a result of the wildfires in California and the Pacific Northwest. Combined with widespread drought in the West, the historic heat wave along the West Coast created the perfect environment for wildfires to thrive, especially in wind-prone areas like Northern California.
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